Definition of Backwoodsmen:
We used to start with our rifles in our hands and our knapsacks on our backs, making our beds at night on a heap of leaves, the blue vault of heaven for our only covering; or, when the sky looked threatening, we either built a hut of boughs or occasionally took shelter in the log hut of one of the pioneers of civilisation, as the hardy backwoodsmen are called, although, in most instances, but little civilised themselves.- "With Axe and Rifle", W.H.G. Kingston.
- "The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I", William James Stillman.
- "The Little Book of the Flag", Eva March Tappan.